Having trouble getting your rambunctious 12-year-old to sit still and listen to an audiobook? Try promising him a farting dog who can hear people think, a giant man-hungry crocodile, and the spectacular setting of Australia’s Northern Territory. Author Barry Jonsberg has created this comic romp for kids as a sequel to his The Dog That Dumped on My Doona.
What could be better? It’s performed by the one and only Stig Wemyss, a crackerjack of a children’s performer, well known for his own zany series, The Tripp Diaries.
A free trip to the Northern Territory! Sounds good, thinks Marcus ('Mucus' to his sister Rose). But when his best friend Dylan joins the family holiday, mayhem is not far away. Marcus and Dylan's trip also involves Blacky, a surly, farting dog with attitude, who can hear Marcus think, plus a monster saltwater crocodile who'd rather chomp on a human for dinner than have a civilized conversation.
Then there's the small matter of a giant big-game hunter on a collision course with our heroes. And will Marcus be any match for his mean older sister Rose and her best friend Cy Ob Han? You can listen to more of Marcus, Dylan and Blacky's hilarious adventures in The Dog that Dumped on My Doona.
©2009 Barry Jonsberg; (P)2009 Bolinda Publishing
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